Diskpart List Volume There Are No Volumes (2 Ways )

Diskpart list volume there are no volumes that will occur when the external/internal hard drive cannot be recognized or the partition becomes unallocated space suddenly. You can find solutions here.


By Dervish / Updated on July 11, 2024

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Whenever you do an operation with external hard drive, you are required to make sure that the external hard drive must be recognized by your computer. That's to say, if your external hard drive cannot be recognized, you cannot use it as normal. When you enter the detail disk in Diskpart, you get the error: There are no volumes:

"I plug a 64 GB SanDisk USB drive into my computer and use Diskpart to check the detail information of the disk. I can correctly select the USB drive. However, when I type detail disk in Diskpart, I receive an error message: there are no volumes. Why and how to fix this error? " - from Super User

Don't worry if you are experiencing this problem because your system can't recognize the disk or you accidentally deleted the partition. We will help you understand these root causes and effective recovery solutions for diskpart list volume there are no volumes.

How to fix Diskpart missing volume step by step

When we meet problems related to computer, we will turn to Windows built-in tool for the first time. But you cannot use the built-in tool to fix Diskpart list volume there are no volumes.

So, I recommend you free AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard which can help you solve this issue in simple ways. If the system cannot recognize its file system, you can change the file system of the external hard drive and format it to NTFS or FAT32. If the partition is deleted or lost by accident, you can recover lost partition in Windows 7/8/10/11.

Aside by that, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard can solve more problems and do it well, such as The Selected Disk Is The GPT Partition style, Windows 10 Hard Drive Limit, Windows 7 Cannot Create Primary Partition, Low Disk Space Warning, The Extend Volume Is Disabled, Where do deleted files go, etc.

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Tip: AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is the advanced version. It can fix problem the Standard Version cannot and offer you more advanced features, such as convert to basic disk greyed out, convert system disk from MBR to GPT for Windows 11, allocated free space from one drive to another, etc.

Solution 1. Fix Diskpart list volume there are no volumes via format

If your external hard drive cannot be recognized by its file system, you can try this way and change the file system of the external hard drive. But doing this will clean all data from external hard drive, please back up in advance.

First of all, download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard and install it.

Step 1. Enter the main page, click the partition you would like to format and select Format Partition.

Format Partition

Step 2. Select NTFS or FAT32 and click OK.

Choose File System

Step 3. Click Apply and Proceed to execute the pending operation.


Now, you get a partition with NTFS or FAT32 and you can check detail information of your disk. Also, you can do operations whatever you want in Diskpart.

Solution 2. Solve volume not showing up in Diskpart by recover partition

If you find your partition becomes unallocated space, you can try AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Most likely, you may delete a partition accidentally or the partition is lost owing to unexpected error.

Please download the demo version for a free trial!

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Step 1. Click the disk you want to recover and select Partition Recovery from "Recover" on the top toolbar, then select the disk which contains lost partitions in the Partition Recovery and click Next.

Partition Recovery Wizard

Step 2. Select Fast Search and click Next. It's recommended to select this option for the first time. This option takes less time. If you cannot recover the lost partition, you can select Full Search later.

Select Search Method

Step 3. Select the lost partition on disk 2 and then click Proceed to start the recovery.

Select Lost Partition

Step 4. Click Finish to exit this window and check your partition.

As we have discussed, this multidimensional disk volume manager provides several ways to fix the "Diskpart lists volume: no volume" problem. Apart from formatting drives and recovering partitions, this all-in-one partition manager also helps you to unhide partitions and disk volumes. Moreover, you can also use this software to clean up all the existing partitions and file systems on external drives and hard disk drives. All in all, AOMEI is a one-stop store for anyone looking to solve any problem related to hard disk volumes and partitions.

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Why volume not showing up in Diskpart?

Diskpart list volume there are no volumes doesn't mean there is no data on the external hard drive, just that there may be some data that the computer doesn't recognize. Let's explore the detailed reasons why this problem occurs:

  • Partition has been deleted or lost: When you accidentally delete a partition due to an operating system change or virus infection, the space becomes unallocated. As a result, the space will not be recognized as a volume, so diskpart will report that there is no volume.
  • File system incompatibility: To Microsoft Window users, the computer recognizes your external hard drive by its file systems. There are four files system Windows can distinguish, including old DOS, FAT, FAT32 and the widely-used NTFS. If you create a volume with other file system and try to check the detail information in Diskpart, you'll receive the error message.
  • File System Errors: Sometimes diskpart may not display any volume when there is data on the drive that the computer does not recognize. Therefore, due to corruption or file system errors, the error "Diskpart listing volume: no volume" will appear.
  • The external drive has not been initialized: If the external drive is new and has not been initialized, the drive will not have a volume. Therefore, you need to initialize the drive and create partitions that Windows will recognize.

There Are No Volume


When you use Diskpart to check the detail information of your external or internal hard drive, you may receive Diskpart list volume there are no volumes. This is all because your hard drive cannot be recognized by your computer.

To make sure the hard drive can be recognized by your computer, you can format it with NTFS or FAT32. In addition, you can use Partition Recover Wizard if your partition becomes unallocated space suddenly.

Last but not least, if you want to manage disk/partition flexibly and timely in Windows Server, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server must be your best choice.

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.